Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

Vapensmia NM149

Vapensmia NM149

The Vapensmia NM149 sniper rifle was adopted by Norvegian army in 1985 and served until about 2013, when it was officially replaced by German-made ...

Dragunov MA

Dragunov MA

The Dragunov MA compact assault rifle is an experimental weapon, developed circa 1979 in Izhevsk by Evgenij Dragunov, who is best known for designing the ...

Bullpup history, part 3

Bullpup history, part 3

By Maxim Popenker The “new age of bullpup rifles” began in late ninety seventies, when two major European militaries officially adopted new 5.56mm assault ...

Bullpup history, part 2

Bullpup history, part 2

By Maxim Popenker     This article is about history of bullpup evolution from the end of WW2 and until early 1970s, stopping just before adoption ...

Bullpup history, part 1

Bullpup history, part 1

By Maxim Popenker Traditionally, bullpup configuration of the weapon means that its trigger and grip for a firing hand are located in front of the breech ...

LWRCI SMG-45

LWRCI SMG-45

The LWRCI SMG-45 submachine gun is produced in USA by LWRC International. It is available in select-fire “military / law enforcement only” version, as well ...

Kalashnikov TR3 / Saiga AK-12

Kalashnikov TR3 / Saiga AK-12

Kalashnikov TR3 semi-automatic carbine, which was originally known as “Saiga AK-12”, is the latest semi-automatic rifle from Kalashnikov group, intended ...

LWRC Six8-UCIW

LWRC Six8-UCIW

The LWRC Six8-UCIW assault rifle was developed by American small arms manufacturer LWRC International. Based on their own M6 family of rifles, which in ...

Bushmaster Arm Pistol

Bushmaster Arm Pistol

The Bushmaster Arm pistol (also sometimes spelled as Bushmaster Armpistol) is an interesting weapon that appeared circa 1972. It was based on the IMP-221 ...

PPT-27

PPT-27

The Tokarev model 1927 submachine gun, or PPT-27 in short, was the first Soviet submachine gun ever produced in any numbers. Designed around 1927 to early ...

FEG KGP-9

FEG KGP-9

The FEG KGP-9 (Kis GepPisztoly 9mm – “9mm compact machine pistol”) submachine gun has been designed by Hungarian state owned arms factory FEG. It was ...

Zastava M83

Zastava M83

Zastava M83 revolver was originally produced by Yugoslavian state arms factory Crvena Zastava for export. In late 1980s several thousands of these ...